Thursday, May 10, 2012

Double the Fun

I don't normally make a lot of two-page layouts, but I challenged myself with this one. I used the fantastic new Graphic 45 Collection - Curiosity Shoppe.  I also played with the new Lucky 8 punches - which are really cool because they cut 12 x 12 diecuts. The one that I used on this layout is the Tatted Doily.

The flowers and leaves were made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves. My border was cut with the Tim Holtz Deco Strip Lace.

I also used the coordinating Hampton Art / Graphic 45 Curiostiy Shoppe stamp set, to add more flying pigs to my layout.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You Inspire Me

I have a layout to share with you today of my sweet mother.  She has always been such an inspiration to me and our whole family.

I stamped the picture using Hampton Art Glue Pad and the Hampton Art Flourish and Bloom stamps - and sprinkled it with Art Institute Glitter, for a little sparkly bling.

Monday, May 7, 2012

What Matters Most

I've got a card to share with you today, that I think would be perfect for Mother's Day (which is this coming Sunday, so you've still got time to make a card!) I sorted through my Cheery Lynn Designs dies to find some that I haven't shared with you yet - and I was rather surprised that I could fit this many on a 6 x 6 card.

The bottom layer is cut from Sophia's Heart Doily - and although you can't see that much of it poking it, I still love the filigree edges of it. The next layers are stacked cuts from the French Flair Doily Stackers - this might be one of the most beautiful dies ever! The detail is just exquisite. My stamped sentiment (from Hampton Art) was cut using the Classic Window Stackers (which I also used to cut my flower petals smaller for the center). The flower was made with Stacker Flower #3 and Stacker Flower #6.  The Lace Rose and Flourishes was used for my greenery. Finally, I added one of the Lace Corner Deco F cuts.  These lace corners are always such a great way to finish of a design.

There is a new challenge at  Cheery Lynn Designs - this week the theme is purple.  We would love to have you play along, and you could even win a $20 gift certificate! Remember, next week is our new release!!! I'm so excited, and I know you will be too!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Classic Window Stackers

Hampton Art Stamps - Blooming Memories SC0038

Patterned Paper :  Prima - Botanical

Clearsnap Ink